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Taupo's Floatplane

#15 of 49 Tours in Taupo
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The best view of Mt Ruapehu ever!

We took the hour long trip to see Mount Ruapehu, and it was an excellent trip. Clear skies helped... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Josie S
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Loved every minute!

Dalton took 4 of us around the lake and Huka Falls for half hour as birthday gift for my husband... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Enjoy spectacular scenic flights in a high wing Cessna 206 Floatplane and enjoy unrestricted views looking down on beautiful Lake Taupo and the snow-capped mountains (volcanoes!) of Tongariro National Park. Floatplane scenic flights are a magical...more
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the hour long trip to see Mount Ruapehu, and it was an excellent trip. Clear skies helped us get a 250km view all the way to Mt Taranaki. Watching skiers like tiny ants on the ski fields was fascinating. Very good pilot -...More

Thank Josie S
Neil K, Manager at Taupo's Floatplane, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Josie, Thank you for the review. great photo.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dalton took 4 of us around the lake and Huka Falls for half hour as birthday gift for my husband. Awesome day, beautiful views, well worth it and we will definitively be back!

Thank carmenonthenet
Neil K, Manager at Taupo's Floatplane, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It was a lovely day. Thank you for the comment,

Reviewed 6 August 2018

Pilot was called Neil and good at getting my partner comfortable (he's nervous of flying - my partner, not the pilot). Pointed out sites of interest along the way and very smooth take off and landing, much better than I had expected (first time I've...More

Thank KenMcD2014
Neil K, General Manager at Taupo's Floatplane, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review

Reviewed 3 June 2018

Thanks to a booking that just didn't bother to show up, the chance to extend our 20-minute flight around Taupo into an hour-long trip down to the mountains of the Central Plateau - Ngaruahoe and Tongariro in particular - was an opportunity not to be...More

Thank Karl_Ogle
Neil K, Manager at Taupo's Floatplane, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Hi Karl, Thank you for taking the time to write such a great detail review.

Reviewed 27 April 2018

We were fortunate as locals to be gifted this flight. We picked a perfect autumnal day. Neil got us sorted at the desk, smooth and unfussy. Bernie was our fabulous pilot(ess). She was friendly, relaxed and informative. We so enjoyed our trip down to the...More

Thank julesintaupo
Neil K, Manager at Taupo's Floatplane, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Thank you Jules for taking the time to write such a great review.

Reviewed 20 April 2018

We absolutely loved it! The pilot was great, very chatty and enthusiastic. We took the 4 hour trip to Orakei Korako which turned out to be amazing. Landing and taking off on the river was awesome and felt very special. From the air it was...More

Thank alanw3236
Neil K, Manager at Taupo's Floatplane, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Hi Alan, Great photos. So glad you enjoyed the flight experience to Orakei Korako. Thank you for the great review.

Reviewed 5 April 2018

On a trip around North Island, stayed for a night at Taupo and planned the flight at the last minute. Took the trip from Lake Taupo over the volcanoes (including Mount Doom from 'The Lord of the Rings') and back. Completed the trip with my...More

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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

We had booked a scenic flight over ‘Mount Doom’ but sadly the weather meant this wasn’t possible. We opted instead for the Western Bay Explorer and, at the suggestion of our pilot Dalton, included a beach stop with waterfall walk. What an amazing flight, we...More

Thank KT772013
Neil K, Manager at Taupo's Floatplane, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review.

Reviewed 16 March 2018

We were walking around Lake Taupo when we spotted a float plane by the jetty and thought that looks fun. The office said we could go right there and then ( no time to chicken out). An amazing flight over Taupo, huka falls and the...More

Thank Sally J
Neil K, Manager at Taupo's Floatplane, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Thank you Sally. So glad you you enjoyed your Float plane experience around our beautiful Lake/

Reviewed 5 March 2018

We made a last minute decision to go on a 20 minute float plane flight before leaving Taupo, it was the best decision ever. Our pilot was a really friendly outgoing young lady who made us feel very comfortable and answered any questions we had,...More

Thank Michelle B
Neil K, Manager at Taupo's Floatplane, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Hi Michelle, Thank you for taking the time to write a great review.

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Absolutely. Taupo is very much geared up for camper van parking and you should have no problems.
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